Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 21

The following U.S. companies reported positive surprises or matched expectations today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings to earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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OMN     OMNOVA SOLUTIONS     0.23   0.14    64.3   0.11   109.1   Feb
FSII    FSI INTL INC         0.09   0.13   -30.8   0.05    80.0   Feb
MEMP    MEMORIAL PRODUCT     0.30     na      na   0.23    30.4   Dec
ATU     ACTUANT CORP-A       0.43   0.30    43.3   0.38    13.2   Feb
FRED    FRED’S INC-A         0.27   0.22    22.7   0.24    12.5   Jan
KKD     KRISPY KREME         0.06   0.01   500.0   0.06     0.0   Jan

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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